Source: Detroit Free Press | Michigan |
March 7, 2013
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Wednesday he won't contest Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to appoint an emergency financial manager for the devastated city he leads, saying the City Council can appeal if it wants to, but it's "a fight we cannot win."
Two veterans of Los Angeles politics, Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel, pushed ahead of six other candidates in initial election returns Tuesday and appeared to be well-positioned to advance to a May runoff to become the city's next mayor.
The push for reliable roads and bridges is bringing together a strange-bedfellows coalition: not only cities and counties whose economies rely on such projects but also soybean farmers, truckers and state transit advocates.
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